HD still driving European channel growth

The European Audiovisual Observatory’s MAVISE database says as of 2015 there were 5,370 available channels, excluding local channels and windows. High Definition accounted for 57% of the net channel increase over the six-year period. Other genres with significant net channel growth in the same time period were sport (11% of the total net increase) and entertainment channels (6% of the total net increase). – Julian Clover, Broadband TV News